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UV (Ultra-Violet) sterilizers are used in aquariums and ponds to kill bacteria and parasites as well as help eliminate unwanted free floating algae. The effectiveness of a UV sterilizer is determined by the power (displayed in watts) of the lamp, the "dwell time" (the length of time the target organism is exposed to the UV light) and the distance from the light source to the target organism.

1. ESU Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizers

Coralife Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizers
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This unit consists of a quartz sleeve, surrounded by the unique "Turbo-Twist" flow design, which moves the tank water around the 9 watt UV bulb from 3 to 12 times (depending on the model) per pass through the unit. The Turbo-Twist can be used as a hang on or in line unit. Available in 3 models: 3X is for up to 125 gallon aquariums with a maximum flow rate of 200 gph and has an overall overall length of 11". The 6X is for up to 250 gallon aquariums, with a maximum flow rate of 400 gph and has a 13" overall length. The 12X is for up to 500 gallon aquariums, has a maximum flow rate of 800 gph and is 15" in overall length.
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2. Gamma UV Sterilizer

Gamma UV Sterilizer
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Current's Gamma UV Sterilizer forces water into the UV chamber by the Spiral Injector design, which causes it to swirl around the special T5 bulb within 0.5" of the lamp. This ultra-close, long-time exposure makes this an efficient and effective UV unit. The water-resistant design can be installed in two different ways: inline or self-contained. Pump not included.
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3. Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer Modules

Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer Modules
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Ease of use, advanced design, durability and performance set these ultraviolet (UV) sterilizers apart from the competition! At the correct flow rates, they kill over 99% of waterborne, disease-causing microorganisms in the water in a single pass! UV light also kills free-floating algae - cutting down on algae problems in your aquarium. Lifegard Sterilizers feature a unique, test tube style, quartz sleeve and a pure quartz bulb that emits twice the ultraviolet of other equal wattage bulbs for 30% more life.

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4. Ocean Clear 375 Filter with 18W UV

Ocean Clear 375 Filter with 18W UV
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The Ocean Clear 375 Filter features an 18 Watt UV filter inside of a 25 micron pleated filter. Each unit is rated for aquariums or ponds up to 500 gallons. An external pump with a flow rate of 500-1600 gph is required, but not included. Manufacturer recommends using a pump at the higher end.
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5. Oceanic Mini UV Sterilizer

Oceanic Mini UV Sterilzer
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UV-upgrade for your Oceanic BioCube Aquarium Systems 14, 29 and HQI enhances aquarium water quality. Oceanic Mini UV Sterilizer attaches directly to the BioCube pump for easy setup and use. Compact aquarium sterilizer emits UVC light to kill free-floating green water algae, parasites and harmful bacteria. 5W Oceanic Mini UV Sterilizer allows versatile use in nano aquarium setups for submerged internal aquarium use. For use with 1/2" ID tubing and submersible pumps with a flow rate no greater than 300 gph.
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6. Pentair Lifegard Aqua Step UV Sterilizer

Pentair Lifegard Aqua Step UV
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This UV sterilizer features an internal step design which directs water back and forth across the UV light, tripling the dwell time through the 10 watt unit. Powerhead or pump required, which is not included.
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7. Tetra UV 5 Clarifier

Tetra UV5
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The Tetra UV 5 Clarifier consists of a 5 watt UV bulb, inside of a quartz sleeve, protected by a ABS plastic shell. The unit can be attached to an external water supply (maximum flow of 300 gph) via 1/2" or 3/4" vinyl tubing. Designed for aquariums up to 100 gallons in size.
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